Bitcoin Traders Can Now Bet on $40K Price With New Deribit Options

Options at a $40,000 strike price expiring in March 2021 and June 2021 went live on Deribit early on Friday

Markets  ·  30 October 2020

Crypto Options Exchange Deribit to Require ID Verification for All Users by Year End: Report

Popular cryptocurrency options exchange Deribit will require all of its users to be ID verified before the end of this year under its revamped know-your-customer (KYC) policy.

News  ·  21 October 2020

Structural Issues May Be Causing BitMEX’s Low Bitcoin ‘Cash and Carry’ Returns

BitMEX may be one of the largest crypto derivatives platforms, but it offers the lowest return on bitcoin "cash and carry" trades.

Markets  ·  10 September 2020

Open Positions in Deribit’s Ether Options Hit Record High Above $500M

Ether option contracts listed on Deribit, the largest crypto options exchange, are more popular than ever.

Markets  ·  2 September 2020

Exchange Outages Are Going Mainstream: What Robinhood Can Learn From Crypto

With popular online trading platforms hit by more outages amid high volumes, companies like Robinhood may learn something from crypto exchanges.

Markets  ·  1 September 2020

Huobi Futures to Launch Options Trading This Week, Joining Throng Challenging Deribit

Huobi Futures will offer bitcoin options starting Tuesday, aiming to meet demand from traders for ways to hedge against risks in crypto markets.

Markets  ·  31 August 2020

Deribit Suffers Outage Over ‘Hardware Issues,’ May Miss Thursday’s Options Expiry

Update: Deribit had faced missing today's expiry, but has now announced trading is once more live.

Markets  ·  27 August 2020

Deribit Reports Daily Record $539M of Bitcoin Options Traded, More Than Double Prior High

Exchange Deribit has more than doubled on its previous daily record with well over $500 million worth of bitcoin options traded.

News  ·  28 July 2020

No One Has Traded Bitcoin Options on Bakkt for Over a Month: Deribit Continues to Dominate

Open interest for Bakkt's bitcoin options market has stayed at $0 since June 15.

Markets  ·  23 July 2020
Bitcoin Options

CME Bitcoin Options Flatline After Record Growth in June

Less than 0.2% of Friday's daily options trading happened on CME, according to data from Skew.

Markets  ·  20 July 2020

Bitcoin Options: Deribit Exchange Sees Record Open Interest of $1B

Open interest in bitcoin options listed on the Panama-based exchange jumped to a record $1 billion Tuesday, according to data from Skew.

Markets  ·  20 May 2020

The Netherlands’ AMLD5 Interpretation Appears to Be Killing Crypto Firms

The announced closure of one-man bitcoin startup Bittr may be the first of many in the Netherlands as contentious new AMLD5 regulations come into effect.

Policy & regulation  ·  27 April 2020

Here’s Another, Surprising Reason Why Crypto Prices Fell – Derivatives

The traditional markets' recent sell-off drove cryptocurrency prices down, but the way it did so was more complicated than even many of the most sophisticated players in crypto were able to grasp.

Markets  ·  10 March 2020
Bitcoin Options

Bitcoin Options Saw Record Volume of $198M Amid Recent Price Drop

Trading volume records in bitcoin’s options market were smashed on Monday as investors scrambled to hedge their positions amid the selloff.

Markets  ·  10 March 2020

Derivatives Exchange Deribit Launches Daily Ether Options

The new ETH options will be tradable for just 24 hours before expiry.

Markets  ·  17 February 2020